TMJ and TMD disorders also relate to the tongue’s position. The correct placement of the tongue aligns your muscles in function that is optimal. Appliance and splints may not alleviate pain. The problem relates to poor muscles habits or swallowing disorders. Grinding teeth at night or having a night guard relates to how the tongue is resting and the position it is in during the day will determine where the resting spot is at night.
Where is the tongue positioned? Is the tongue low in the bottom teeth, between teeth, or in the top of your mouth touching the roof or palate area and your tongue is between your top teeth? These muscles not working properly puts additional stress and pressure on muscles that weren’t made for those movements. Muscles involved with TMJ, 90% are not working correctly.
When muscles work in harmony other health symptoms begin to resolve.
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Marie McElderry BSDH